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John Henry Gerpheide


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John Henry Gerpheide Obituary
September 17, 1925 - October 15, 2016 John Gerpheide, 91, who managed JPL's Seasat (Solar Electric Propulsion) from 1974 to 1979 and the Magellan mission to Venus from 1982 to 1989 (the year of his retirement) and provided key support to many other projects, died this past weekend. Gerpheide joined JPL in 1948 after graduating from Caltech. Gerpheide received NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal in 1990. He is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Janey Barron and Sarah Jo Rauschl, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 20 to Oct. 23, 2016
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